New York Comic Con 2013: Horror Highlights from the Schedule

New York Comic Con 2013: Horror Highlights from the ScheduleNew York Comic Con 2013 runs October 10-13, and the schedule is coming together. We've compiled the horror highlights here, and with guests like Gillian Anderson, Sigourney Weaver, Chloe Moretz, and most of the cast of "The Walking Dead," this year's show is not to be missed!

All the usual suspects will be there - the aforementioned "Walking Dead" (the TV show and the comic), "True Blood," "Teen Wolf," Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics/Skybound, and Robert Kirkman - along with Oldboy, Curse of Chucky, Big Ass Spider!, and Raze. Plus a screening of NBC's "Dracula" pilot and panels for "Sleepy Hollow," "The Following," and "Mountain Monsters." But that's just the tip of the iceberg... If you're a lucky attendee, get comfortable and start putting your schedule together. You'll have to make some tough choices.

“This is going to be our biggest and best show yet,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Vice President ReedPOP. “We’ve got out of this world talent, some of the biggest companies in the entertainment industry, and surprises galore. If you’re a fan of pop culture, this is the ultimate destination and the one not-to-miss event of the year.”

ReedPOP has lined up a star-studded guest list that includes Sylvester Stallone, William Shatner, Chloë Grace Moretz, Scott Snyder, Joe Quesada, R.L. Stine, and others, with more additions expected to be announced soon. These stars will join some of the entertainment industry’s most influential companies including Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, SEGA, and many, many more.

New York Comic Con is held at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan at 655 West 34th Street. Information about the event is available on the official New York Comic Con website. Also be sure to visit NYCC on Facebook and NYCC on Twitter.

New York Comic Con 2013: Horror Highlights from the Schedule

IFC Midnight Presents Zoë Bell and a Preview of Her New Film RAZE

Date: Thursday, October 10 - 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Location: 1A10
Speakers: Josh Waller, Zoë Bell
Description: IFC Midnight pulls out all the punches presenting stuntwoman-turned-action star Zoë Bell, to preview scenes from her upcoming film RAZE. Best known for her work with Quentin Tarantino (including her starring role in DEATH PROOF), Bell is front and center in one of her biggest roles to date, starring as Sabrina, an abducted woman who, along with a bevy of kidnapped women, is forced to fight to the death in a bloodsport tournament organized for the amusement of a sadistic secret society. IFC MIDNIGHT will present a Q & A with Bell and the film’s director Josh Waller. RAZE will be released in early 2014.

Grimm Animated Panel
Date: Thursday, October 10 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 1A14
Speakers: Briana Evigan, Joe Brusha, Jon Schnepp, Ralph Tedesco
Description: Come check out the horrific re-imagining of the Grimm Fairy Tales from Zenescope Entertainment, Titmouse Inc. and Schneppzone, directed by Jon Schnepp. The full pilot episode will be shown in its entirety! The gory and sexy style that is synonymous with the Zenescope brand will be on display. You’ll also get to see behind the scenes footage from the making of the pilot. Note: This is NOT for kids.

Drawing on Your Nightmares: Dark Horse Horror

Date: Friday, October 11 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 1A22
Speakers: Alex de Campi, Dan Braun, Scott Allie, Tim Seeley
Description: Dark Horse has established itself as THE destination for the best in chills and thrills on the printed page! From collecting classic horror anthologies from EC and Warren in all new hardcover editions, to all-new terror from today's top talent, no one does it better. Join Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie, writer Alex de Campi (Grindhouse), Tim Seeley (Ex Sanguine, The Occultist), Dan Braun (Creepy & Eerie), and more for a look at this year's four color frights guaranteed to leave you senseless!

Image Comics: Behind the Creations
Date: Friday, October 11 - 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: 1A14
Speakers: Ales Kot, Glen Brunswick, Joe Keatinge, Kieron Gillen, Ron Richards, Tim Seeley
Description: Every Wednesday, comic fans are mesmerized by the creativity and innovation coming from their favorite comic books. With Image Comics leading the way for creator owned comics, we're in the midst of a renaissance of creativity in comics like no other time before. Join Image Comics creators Tim Seeley (REVIVAL), Kieron Gillen (THREE), Joe Keatinge (GLORY), Ales Kot (ZERO) and Glen Brunswick (REALITY CHECK) as they discuss the origins of their innovations and creations.

He’s Back! Celebrate Chucky’s 25th Anniversary with the Creators & Cast
Date: Friday, October 11 - 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: Main Stage 1-D
Speakers: Brad Dourif, Danielle Bisutti, Don Mancini , Fiona Dourif , Jennifer Tilly
Description: Wanna Play? Join Chucky Creator Don Mancini as well as franchise cast members Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif Danielle Bisutti and Jennifer Tilly, among others, as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of the murderous doll that launched a generation’s nightmares. Now, a quarter of a century since fans were first petrified by Toyland’s most lethal serial killer, the cast reunites to share their thoughts on Chucky’s deadly legacy and to introduce fans to Curse of Chucky, an all-new, unrated chapter of the chilling Child’s Play series (available on Blu-ray & DVD October 8th). Join them as they reflect on Chucky’s disturbing reign of terror and share some of the blood-splattered thrills and chills to come!

True Blood with Kristin Bauer and Rutina Wesley
Date: Friday, October 11 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: 1A06
Speakers: Kristin Bauer, Rutina Wesley
Description: Come join True Blood's Kristin Bauer and Rutina Wesley as they discuss everything vampires, Pam and Tara's interesting relationship and what is in store next for their characters in the final season of True Blood.

FOX Special Panel
Date: Friday, October 11 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Main Stage 1-D
Description: Come check out the hottest new films from 20th Century Fox!

The Walking Dead 10th Anniversary Panel
Date: Friday, October 11 - 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Empire Stage 1-E Presented By: Arizona Beverage Co.
Speakers: Charlie Adlard, Robert Kirkman
Description: Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard discuss the evolution of The Walking Dead as they celebrate the book’s 10th anniversary this month, in a lively Q&A forum.

Epic Pictures
Date: Friday, October 11 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: 1A06
Description: Epic Pictures Group is a worldwide film and television sales company specializing in the financing, production, and distribution of commercial feature films and 3D animation. Under the guidance of Patrick Ewald & Shaked Berenson Epic Pictures Group’s releases have grossed over 30 million dollars in worldwide box office with such titles as 11-11-11, Space Dogs 3D, Deadline & V/H/S. This October they will release Vikingdom, I Will Follow You Into The Dark and Big Ass Spider!.

Date: Friday, October 11 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Main Stage 1-D
Description: OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucette, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free. Stop by the Oldboy panel with filmmakers and talent, featuring exclusive footage from the film.

Whedonversity: A Look at the Future of Buffy and Serenity in Comics!
Date: Friday, October 11 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: 1A06
Speakers: Georges Jeanty, Rebekah Isaacs, Scott Allie
Description: Joss Whedon has created some of the most beloved characters in modern pop culture. While many have come and gone from television and film, Dark Horse has continued Buffy's canonical adventures in Season 8, 9, and now 10! Find out what the future holds for the scoobies, as well as the crew of Serenity in the one panel you won't wanna miss! Join Dark Horse EIC, Scott Allie, along with artist Rebekah Isaacs (Angel & Faith), as well as Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist, Georges Jeanty, and a few surprise guests for a look back and the first news of what's to come!

MOUNTAIN MONSTERS Presented by Destination America
Date: Friday, October 11 - 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Location: 1A14
Speakers: “Huckleberry” Lott, Jake “Buck” Lowe, Jeff Headlee, John “Trapper” Tice, Willy McQuillian, Bill “Wild Bill” Neff
Description: Wolfman, Devil Dog, Grassman, Wampus Beast, Mothman, Lizard Demon – for generations, these mysterious Appalachian monsters have spawned countless sightings in the 1500-mile long mountain chain. With a distinctive landscape of dense woods, murky lakes, and hidden valleys stretching the length of the eastern U.S., the region is a hotbed for creatures both legendary and unidentified. In Destination America’s MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, a band of hardcore hunters and trappers native to West Virginia and known as The Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS) is at the ready to identify and attempt to snare these shadowy figures in the hope of helping local mountain communities rest more easily when night falls and nature comes out to play. When folklore bites back, it leaves a trail of proof only detectable by the expert mountain men of AIMS. Having spent a lifetime with the mountain wilderness as their home, hobby, and hunting ground, AIMS and its founder John “Trapper”Tice expertly tap into their backwoods ingenuity using both traditional techniques and modern technology to try to capture the supernatural beasts.

Teen Wolf

Date: Saturday, October 12 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Main Stage 1-D
Description: MTV’s hit series “Teen Wolf” returns to New York Comic Con! Join cast members and Executive Producer Jeff Davis for a Q & A as they discuss the second half of Season Three.

Archie Comics: Zombies, Heroes, Cartoons, Movies and more!
Date: Saturday, October 12 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 1A15
Speakers: Dan Parent, George Donovan, Jon Goldwater, Michael Murphey, Mike Pellerito, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla, Michael Uslan, Victor Gorelick
Description: Archie Comics is having its biggest year to date: launching its first full-fledged horror series, kicking its superhero line into high gear, plus the announcement of a live action Archie movie! The Archie crew invites you to be the first to witness what surprises (and zombies!) are in store for the future of the iconic teens of Riverdale! The panel includes Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater, President Mike Pellerito, cartoonist Dan Parent (Kevin Keller), iVerse Media CEO Michael Murphey, Gogii Games President George Donovan and will be moderated by the writer of the Archie movie Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Afterlife with Archie). Come prepared with questions to find out about Afterlife with Archie, the Archie mobile game, the Archie movie plus learn more about the future of the critically hailed Red Circle superhero comics New Crusaders and The Fox! All in attendance will receive a FREE gift bag worth $100, so don’t miss out!

The Other Dead with Kevin Eastman: When Zombie Animals Attack
Date: Saturday, October 12 - 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Location: 1A10
Speakers: Blond, Dave Dorman, Digger T Mesch, Joshua Ortega, Kevin Eastman, Qing Ping Mui
Description: The Zombie Animal invasion is coming to New York! Join Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Joshua Ortega (Gears of War), Dave Dorman (Star Wars), Digger T Mesch (Agent 88) and the rest of The Other Dead creative team to get the latest scoop on IDW's sleeper hit of the fall! Whether you're a fan of zombies, horror or undead animals, you won't want to miss this exclusive NYCC event! Featuring the only convention panel appearance by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman!

YOE! Books Presents: Fiends, Ghouls & Haunted Horror!
Date: Saturday, October 12 - 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Location: 1A06
Speaker: Craig Yoe
Description: Join the award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe for a lively discussion and Q&A session about the pre-code classic comics that gave you night terrors! Joining Craig will be special guests, including one "fiendish" celebrity guest you'll have to see to believe!

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Panel
Date: Saturday, October 12 - 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Location: 1A08
Speakers: Joe Keatinge, Joshua Williamson, Justin Jordan, Khary Randolph, Robert Kirkman
Description: Join Robert Kirkman as well as Skybound writers and artists, including Joshua Williamson, Justin Jordan, Khary Randolph and Joe Keatinge, as they announce new Skybound titles and discuss what's coming up in The Walking Dead, Thief of Thieves, Dead Body Road and more!

Making Movies about Making Comics: Three Filmmakers in Discussion
Date: Saturday, October 12 - 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Location: 1A01
Speakers: Heidi MacDonald, Ian Fischer, Maria Cabardo, Patrick Meaney
Description: With the rise of comics culture, movie screens and DVD racks have been seeing a rise in new documentaries that explore the comics medium and the men and women behind it. But getting these movies made can be an epic journey in itself. Join Patrick Meaney (The Image Revolution, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts and the upcoming Neil Gaiman documentary), Maria Cabardo (BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones) and Ian Fischer (Rude Dude: The Documentary, Superhero Nation) as they go behind the scenes and show exclusive footage, including a sneak peek at the upcoming Neil Gaiman documentary.

AMC's The Walking Dead
Date: Saturday, October 12 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Main Stage 1-D
Speakers: Andrew Lincoln, Chad Coleman, Chris Hardwick, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBride, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun
Description: Join Andrew Lincoln, Chad Coleman, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Norman Reedus and producers of “The Walking Dead” for a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panelists will be on hand to discuss the upcoming fourth season of the series as well as introduce an official, never before seen, sneak preview. Content and language in this panel may not be suitable for children.

NBC's Dracula Screening
Date: Saturday, October 12 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: 1A14
Description: Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in this twisted and sophisticated retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic novel, “Dracula,” proving that some stories are truly eternal. The 10-episode series re-introduces Dracula as he arrives in London, posing as Alexander Grayson, an American entrepreneur who claims that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier. Only one circumstance can potentially thwart his plan: He’s fallen hopelessly in love with Mina Murray (Jessica De Gouw, “Arrow”), a young woman who appears to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.

Animal Planet Presents FINDING BIGFOOT
Date: Saturday, October 12 - 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Location: 1A14
Speakers: Cliff Barackman, James “Bobo” Fay, Matt Moneymaker, Ranae Holland
Description: Animal Planet's hit series FINDING BIGFOOT returns with all-new episodes this fall, investigating compelling evidence that may prove the existence of this elusive creature. The team uses unconventional methodologies and new technologies to lure the creature from behind the shadows to get physical video and/or audio evidence to prove that there is a community of these sasquatches among us! The intrepid cast of investigators - Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland has traveled across the U.S. and followed up on evidence and first-hand eyewitness accounts. Now, the cast continues its international searches and re-visits some of the "squatchier" locations to uncover startling evidence of the mysterious and highly intelligent enigma that has eluded capture for centuries and fascinated man for just as long. They will also preview footage from season three premiering in November and share some of their most compelling evidence.

Zombie Night
Date: Saturday, October 12 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: 1A08
Description: When night falls, zombies rise from the grave all over the world, and two families in a small American town have to decide what they will and will not do to save their own lives. At first they’re sure that cooperation is vital to surviving – but when they realize that the zombies will all die at dawn it becomes every man for himself. Stars Darryl Hannah, Anthony Michael Hall, Alan Ruck & Shirley Jones. Directed by John Gulager. Written by Keith Allan & Delondra Williams/Story by Richard Schenkman.

The Following Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Date: Sunday, October 13 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Empire Stage 1-E Presented By: Arizona Beverage Co.
Description: Hit thriller The Following returns to New York Comic Con for a second year! Filmed on location in New York City, the cast and executive producers will participate in an on-stage Q&A and video presentation. Season one left a number of emotional casualties in its wake, and the explosive finale featured the highly anticipated face-off between Ryan and Carroll, ending in Carroll’s ultimate demise. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The Following’s second season premieres midseason on FOX.

Sleepy Hollow
Date: Sunday, October 13 - 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Empire Stage 1-E Presented By: Arizona Beverage Co.
Description: SLEEPY HOLLOW is FOX's thrilling new mystery-adventure drama series from Co-Creators/Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the “Star Trek” and “Transformers” franchises, “Fringe”). In this modern-day twist on Washington Irving’s classic, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time, finding himself in modern-day Sleepy Hollow, where he quickly realizes that evil has awoken with him. Ichabod forms an unlikely bond with Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), and together, the two embark on a mission to stop evil and uncover mysteries dating back to the founding of our country. Join the cast and producers of SLEEPY HOLLOW for an exciting panel, which will be followed by a Q&A.

Gillian Anderson Talks X-Files
Date: Sunday, October 13 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Main Stage 1-D
Speaker: Gillian Anderson
Description: Join Gillian Anderson as she takes the stage and discusses her days as Agents Scully and her time on the popular show The X-Files.

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